Easter Dessert Recipes

Cute Easter dessert recipes including fun bunny cakes, fruity cheesecakes, carrot cakes, and other sweet Easter treats everyone will love.

Staff Picks

Easter Surprise Cupcakes

Rating: 3.89 stars
An Easter cupcake with a surprise egg inside.

Homemade Banana Pudding Pie

Rating: 4.32 stars
I can't stand those instant banana puddings. This one is old and authentic!

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Rating: 4.72 stars
This is my grandmother's cheesecake recipe passed down to my entire family. It's the best. I can't believe I'm sharing it, but everyone needs to know how to make an authentic Italian cheesecake. It is creamy and not thick, which is why our family LOVES it! For best results, do NOT substitute any ingredients with low-fat unless you've made it before and want to experiment.

Easter Cake

Rating: 3.75 stars
This makes a nice touch at Easter or as a lovely spring cake. Frost with a yellow-tinted seven-minute frosting.

Almond Macaroon Nests

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is a tradition at Easter in our family! A delicate butter cookie, decorated with colored coconut to look like a little nest and filled with chocolate covered almonds or peanuts.

Lemon Bar Peeps®

Rating: 3.5 stars
I love the idea of Peeps®, but I am not a big fan of marshmallow. So as lemon bars are also sunny yellow, and way more delicious, I thought it only natural that a lemon bar Peep® should exist.

Chef John's Pavlova with Strawberries

Rating: 4.78 stars
This dessert is fun to make and eat. Fresh fruit, especially berries and kiwis, balances the sweet, gooey crunch.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie

Rating: 4.55 stars
A delicious tart and sweet combination. Nothing tastes better with vanilla ice cream. Fresh or frozen rhubarb may be used.

Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze

Rating: 4.73 stars
My mother's blue-ribbon pound cake recipe. It always gets rave reviews.

Southern-Style Baked Banana Pudding

Rating: 4.67 stars
If you like banana cream pie, you'll absolutely love baked banana pudding. Not only is there no pie crust to mess with, but I think the vanilla wafer cookies pair even more perfectly with the fruit and custardy pudding. We want the bananas to match the texture of the custard-soaked cookies, so make sure you buy them a week beforehand. Other than that, not much can go wrong with this simple Southern classic.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Rating: 4.75 stars
Love lemon meringue pie and cheesecake? Well this is the best of both worlds. Great any time of year and sure to impress your guests.

Aunt Connie's Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.19 stars
Aunt Connie made this cake for special occasions. It is as wonderful as she was, and I remember her every time I make it.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
Rating: Unrated
"I made this carrot cake for Easter. Believe the reviews: it is divine!" – lynnpatty
10 Traditional Easter Desserts
With these cakes, cookies, and pies, the Easter Bunny's gifts won't be the only thing everyone looks forward to on this celebratory Sunday.

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Rating: 4.63 stars

This is a very fun recipe to follow, because Grandma makes it sweet and simple. This pie is thickened with cornstarch and flour in addition to egg yolks, and contains no milk.